(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) -- Trevor Bauer is not just the Cleveland Indians new starting pitcher, evidently he's a rapper too; sort of.
On Thursday morning a recording of Bauer rapping was re-released on the internet. According to the Indians it was originally recorded in December.
The first thought was that Bauer recorded the rap recently after his former teammate Miguel Montero ripped him during an interview with Arizona Sports 620.
Montero, who was a catcher for Bauer while with the Diamondbacks said being his teammate was tough.
"When you get a guy like that and he thinks he's got everything figured out, it's just tough to commence and try to get on the same page with you," Montero told Arizona Sports 620.
Bauer re-tweeted a link to the rap song he recorded with friends back in December on Thursday morning. Members of the Indians talked with the 22-year-old pitcher about the song, including general manager Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona.
The Indians said this 3-minute long rap song was not in direct response to Montero's recent comments, however it can be inferred that the song was written about some of his experiences in pro baseball to date.
Bauer continually raps, "You don't know me" throughout the song.
Montero said his struggles with Bauer dated back to the first day in spring training together.
"I caught him and he killed me because he threw about 100 pitches the first day," Montero said. "He never wanted to listen."
Montero then jokingly wished Indians catcher Carlos Santana "good luck" at the end of the interview.
One Indians pitcher was already aware of the rap song over the offseason. Another player said Bauer makes his own rap beats.
Bauer was not immediately available for comment.
- Nick Camino